Date: 1st February 2018 at 12:22am
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Three in and one out for Barnsley as the January transfer window slammed shut with Swansea City’s Oliver McBurnie potentially the pick of the bunch.

Barnsley have been pursuing the 6ft 2in tall Yorkshire born attacker for a while, but this evening our perseverance paid off and the Scottish Under 21 international heads in from Swansea on a loan spell until the end of the current season.

Despite Swansea’s struggles in the Premier League McBurnie’s performance have gained him recognition in his eleven appearances for them, and those with an eye to Under 23 football – well he’s long been on their radar.

Having begun his career with Bradford City, making his debut as 17 year old that led to interest from Swansea and he joined the club in 2015. He was loaned out to Newport County but again his performances and the fact he hit a hattrick on his debut for them, quickly saw him recalled so he could mix in with their first team.

Getting his chance in August 2016 in an EFL Cup tie against Peterborough United, the youngster continued his debut streak and grabbed a brace in the game.

The departure this evening was 19 year old striker Jacob Brown and he heads to Chesterfield FC on a loan spell until the end of the season to aide his own development after impressing in our Under 23 side so far this season. He made his first team debut for Paul Heckingbottom in the away win at Brentford.

Experienced defender Matt Mills also signed a permanent deal at the club earlier this evening and the 31 year old penned terms until the end of the current campaign.

With games in the Premier League under his belt, he also has huge experience at the Championship level and he comes in with over 400 senior appearances to his name across his career, and at many of his clubs he has skippered them so he comes in with great experience for a largely young squad.

Finally 25 year old Austrian Christoph Knasmullner joins from Admira Wacker for an undisclosed fee and he signs a two and a half year deal.

Knasmullner has been in terrific form for his Austrian side, scoring 12 times in 18 appearances from the central midfield area and he counts Bayern Munich and Inter Milan amongst his former clubs.

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